Found February 23, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
As a Cubs fan I’m not quite sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I want to hear stories of new manager Dave Sveum putting the boys through a gauntlet of drills and coaching them up hard. Stories that rope me into having my expectations set so high that by mid season I am so disgusted that I can’t stand to watch them.Then on the other hand, keeping things light and loose isn’t such a bad thing. And that’s what Sveum is attempting to with his 64 man March Madness style bunting tournament. Sveum came up with the idea while managing in the minors. Lines are drawn on the infield with different point totals allotted depending on where the ball lands. The winner of each matchup moves on to the next round, with pitchers and hitters in different brackets.“I remembered it and wanted to do something if I ever managed,” Sveum said. “I thought it would be fun for the team, break things up a little bit.”The consensus favorites are starters Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells, who get more opportuni...
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